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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale.
Charity shops say they're having to boost security
following a spate of break-ins over the last few weeks.
One shop in Leicestershire's been targeted seven times.
Another was attacked twice in one day.
It's thought some burglars are returning to carry
out further raids - with the damage and losses running
The CCTV shows raiders breaking into the Wigston Air Ambulance
shop early on Saturday, looking for cash.
One of them then takes a torch and comes straight down
They see that the safe is open with no money in,
and because the alarm is still sounding, they very
It is the shop's seventh recent raid, with four in last two months.
Now it is having to divert thousands of pounds from saving
For this to happen so many times is really, really
Each mission we do costs around ?1,700.
We want to invest our hard work and money into that as opposed
to having to turn the shop into such a secure place.
Across Leicester, at Age UK, burglers there struck twice
on Monday, damaging the shop, breaking the till and even helping
Our whole purpose is supporting people who are very vulnerable.
By breaking in, they have damaged us, really.
It is a lot of money to lose, money that be going into services.
In Nottingham, this charity furniture shop was targeted three
times in three weeks over Christmas and New Year.
As well as stealing cash and electrical items,
the raiders smashed up offices and broke a water tank.
The overall damage was more than ?10,000.
I don't know where some charity shops are seen as a soft touch.
There's a sense that, well, you don't pay for your stock.
The value is, what we're doing is saving people's lives.
Police say they are investigating the raids but for these shops,
there's now an appeal for more gifts and fundraising.
Earlier, I spoke to Robin Osterley, the chief executive
And I asked him whether charity shops are an easy target
No, I don't think they're an easier target than any other
retail establishment, to be honest.
It might be that there are some people out there who think,
charities, soft and fluffy, but actually, these charity
shops are, by and large, incredibly professionally run.
And it is certainly not the case that they are slack on security
or any of those other things that you might think.
But when security is breached, it is obviously very,
Yes, and it is bad news right across the spectrum of bad news,
Not only does it have a major impact on them financially,
they might lose important stock which they could otherwise sell.
Their insurance premiums might go up.
But, crucially, there is the sapping effect that it has on the morale
of staff and volunteers that is so dispiriting.
Volunteers are giving of their time and effort and enthusiasm to support
charities and society as a whole in so doing.
It is really depressing when someone comes along
Takes away from society and takes the profits away from the charity.
That is a real shame as far as staff and volunteers are concerned.
OK, Robin Osterley, thank you very much indeed.
The retailer Wilko has been fined ?2.2 million
at Leicester Crown Court after a worker was left
Corisande Collins from Glenfield was 20 at the time of
She was moving a metal cage, which was overloaded with paint,
She was crushed and suffered a fractured spine.
Wilko admitted failing to ensure proper health and safety.
The outcome of the case was welcomed by the family.
I think it has obviously been very difficult because she was extremely
young when this happened, but I think they feel that the end
of the criminal case will help her in her rehabilitation.
She has been remarkable in the way that she has
Derby City Council has denied claims it's cancelling the city's annual
The authority has confirmed that the parade will take place this
year, despite reports suggesting that it'd become the latest
The council says it'll make an "important announcement"
about future spending on leisure, culture and arts in Derby
The NHS in Leicestershire is urging patients to help themselves
as they try to ease the pressure on the city's hospitals.
Among a raft of measures, families are being shown how
to perform injections so that patients can be
Such is the severe strain at the Leicester Royal Infirmary,
it has raised its status to the highest level by declaring
Yesterday, over 600 people sought treatment there.
The A unit was built for 50 beds, but at times there are 100 patients,
They need to be admitted but there aren't the beds.
Now, to get the hospital moving again, patients who no longer need
to see a doctor are being encouraged to go home and to do injections,
for example, for things like diabetes, themselves.
Other patients might be moved to care homes
None of these measures are new but NHS bosses
want to remind the public about them as they try and ease the pressure.
We really want to get the message clear to people that rather
than stay in hospital for a month or so while you wait for a long-term
placement to become available, actually stepping down
to a short-term placement to continue recovery
And it also helps the Acute Hospital to release a bed for someone
who is really seriously ill and needs that bed.
She helps teach people how to do their own injections
Patients have a range of usually long-term conditions.
For example, patients with diabetes that need support
with their management of their diabetes.
We have patients with wounds, all sorts of wounds.
We have patients with pressure area problems.
As people continue to arrive at A needing to be admitted,
the pressure on Leicester's hospitals shows no signs of easing.
Work's begun on a major new rail freight interchange
on the Derbyshire-Leicestershire border, which should create over
Residents in some villages close to the development say
However, people in nearby Kegworth are delighted.
They'll finally get the bypass they've been wanting for 80 years.
The planes, and local councillor Trevor Pendleton,
show me how close this new development will be
In the distance, ground breaking has begun on this huge
You feel that this is a very good development because it will bring
In this climate at the moment, with employment as it is,
The East Midlands Gateway will cover 700 acres with 6 million square
900 people will build it, 7,000 will work there, plus another
The rail freight terminal, taking 16 trains a day,
The developers will build, at last, a bypass to take
I think it is very sad for the village.
I think it could be better for traffic but it might hurt some
The sooner the better. It is about time.
1935, I think, they were calling for it.
But not everyone is happy with the great gateway.
Many villagers in Lockington and Hemington have fought the plans.
I think it will impact on everyone round here because the amount
of traffic that will come in, the people who are going to be
building the thing, the people who will apparently be working here,
there will be lorries coming in and out, people trying
Like it or loathe it, the gateway should be up and running
Notts County Football Club has a new owner.
The deal enabling local businessman Alan Hardy to buy the Magpies
After a long negotiation, the most recent owner,
Alan Hardy, a businessman who owns the Nottinghamshire Golf club
and runs office fitters, the Paragon Group,
And he's already said there will be an announcement
So, it's goodbye from me, but with your weather now, here's Sara.
It is called me tonight but are continuing with that quite drunk
north-westerly wind. They should prevent a frost but there is a
weather warning in supplying for tomorrow and the Chans was seeing
some snow. Not only from wintry showers coming from the north but
also from some rain moving in from the south as well. This was captured
earlier today when the Skystrator Breitner times in Bamford. Thank you
to one of our Weather Watchers for that. -- earlier today when this guy
tried to brighten at times in Bamford. In the early hours, there
is a stronger likelihood of showers coming wintry. Tomorrow morning,
Cheryl started in case. You could see since now in the Peak District
and in North Nottinghamshire for a time. This area of rain starts to
move in and could actually cause some problems. It might sink further
south was but it could come for the North as well. Until it starts to
pull away, we could start to see it at lower levels and are built as
well. That is a big problem first thing on Friday morning if you are
setting off early. In addition, another little area of rain could in
some snow first on Friday. Things gradually start to climb down again
over the weekend and it is a little bit more settled by Saturday. I will
leave you with the potentially leading us into a chilly
start to the weekend. Time for the national weather prospects if you
are on the move. Good evening, a lot going on with
the weather in the next few days, numerous weather warnings in for so
buried in mind if you have travel plans. Lots of isobars on the chart
overnight which means it will be windy for all. The strongest winds
in Scotland, lots of wintry showers with snow getting down to
increasingly low levels and some wintry showers in Northern Ireland
and northern England. A cold night for Northern England, particularly
in more rural spots, frosty and I see for some and some of the snow
really blowing around over higher ground in Scotland. Strong wind and
further snow to take us into tomorrow. It may well make for some
tricky travelling conditions. The forecast for tomorrow in the
southern half of the UK's quite tricky. We have got mild air bumping